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S.D. Grimm | Bromance Done Right
Author Guest / March 8, 2018

I am so excited to be back on the Fresh Fiction blog today! Thank you guys for having me! So my new book, PHOENIX FIRE, just came out, and when I was thinking of a topic that I really wanted to talk about, the word “bromance” echoed in the back of my skull like a really great idea. TBH, I think a lot of fiction gets wrapped up in character love relationships and the dreaded triangles. (Haters gonna hate, I guess. I personally like the ones that are well done though.) Not that this is a bad thing! I love a good romantic subplot! I love romance well done. I mean, I write the romance-y things!! But that’s not what draws me in to reading. Character relationships in general are my bread and butter as a reader. Yes, romance is part of that. But there’s so much more to it. Friendships. Family relationship. Enemies turned friends. If I don’t see character connection on the pages, it’s not a story for me. I want relationships to feel real, not matter what kind it is, while I’m immersed in a story world. What are some of your favorite bromances in fiction? Supernatural,…

S.D. Grimm | Immerse Yourself in the Paranormal
Author Guest / September 14, 2017

Hello! I am so excited to be on Fresh Fiction for Supernatural day! I love all things supernatural from creepy, bump-in-the-night things (hence SUMMONER, which is basically a ghost story and love story wrapped up together) to the pretty and fascinating things like unicorns and dragons and gryffins. (Gryffindor represent!) One of the really cool things about the fantasy genre, I think, is seeing how different creatures have changed in folklore over time, or how they can be different in different works of fiction. I mean, how cool are the flying thestrals in Harry Potter than you can only see if you’ve witnessed a death? What a new take on a normal Pegasus-type of creature? Those surprises and differences are something that I love as a reader and lover of all things geeky. When I settle down with my popcorn to watch a new show about vampires and learn that they can be in the sun, or the sun does in fact burn them, or they can have magical daylight rings that allow them to walk in the daytime (oh my gosh, early seasons of The Vampire Diaries, anyone? Can I just geek out about that show for a moment!?),…